SHARE WATCH: Interesting company results

2016-09-27 07:25

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at shares that released interesting results in this week's five shares to watch.

Absa Insurance to sell unit to Santam

2016-04-15 13:05

Absa Insurance Company has entered into an agreement to sell its intermediated commercial short-term insurance business.

Car parts prices: Vehicle repairs cost SA billions

2015-11-13 08:50

The rising costs of replacement vehicle parts in SA has seen an overall price-hike in local vehicle repairs, reports the South African Insurance Association.

Santam unlocks R1.1bn in BEE scheme

2015-08-26 16:58

Santam, SA’s largest short-term insurer, says it has unlocked a combined value of R1.1bn for participants in its broad-based black economic empowerment scheme.

Santam slumps after R580m stock placement

2015-05-14 10:48

Santam shares have slumped as much as 1.8% after Investec Bank sold stock in the insurer at a 1.4% discount to the closing price.

Santam earnings up 40% thanks to good weather

2015-03-02 15:37

Short-term insurer Santam has reported a 40% jump in full-year earnings, slightly lower than expected, after a turnaround in its crop insurance segment.

Why business insurance is important

2014-11-11 16:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how pivotal it is for a small business run from home to be insured.

The weather hasn't been kind to Santam, while the rand exchange rate also impacted on earnings.

The weather hasn't been kind to Santam, while the rand exchange rate also impacted on earnings.

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Insurance firms lose R4bn to fraud

2013-11-06 19:09

Insurance fraud costs the short-term insurance industry an estimated R4bn a year, while organisations lose an estimated 5% of their annual revenues to fraud.

Commercial crime threatens SA economy

2013-09-19 23:20

Commercial crime is costing SA's economy billions of rands and threatens the ability to grow an inclusive economy, says an expert.


Retail vs market value of pre-owned vehicle

2016-07-14 17:12

As the SA economy continues to bite, consumers are turning to the second-hand vehicle market as an option with more variety when it comes to purchasing a vehicle.

SHARE WATCH: Keep an eye on Barclays Africa, Old Mutual

2016-03-07 08:43

Among this week's "five shares to watch" are Barclays Africa and Old Mutual, which have announced they'd be selling their African operations or parts thereof.

Concern over business crime syndicates

2015-09-29 16:04

It is clear there are syndicates operating across the retail supply chain, targeting cash and high value commodities, warns the Consumer Goods Council of SA.

Mutual & Federal acquires Santam’s stake in CGIC

2015-08-06 18:09

Mutual & Federal has announced that it would acquire Santam’s stake in the Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa.

Santam launches safety tracker app

2015-03-24 13:51

The short-term insurer has unveiled a mobile application that allows users to choose who will be informed of their movements.

Fires impact short-term insurance industry

2015-01-20 16:26

Fire and the damage it causes have a direct impact on the sustainability of the short-term insurance industry, both in South Africa and globally.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 11:24

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

Santam's growth in gross written premiums

2014-02-26 20:21

Santam reports growth of 9% in gross written premiums - excluding cell insurance business - exceeding R20bn for the first time.

Insurance key to franchise management

2013-11-06 14:42

Insufficient cover could have a damaging effect on an entrepreneur’s franchise, warns an expert.

Santam expects underwriting margin to be below target

2013-08-28 16:06

Insurer Santam expects its annual underwriting margin to come in below its target range of 5% to 7%, its chief executive says.

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